Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween Bat Shaker Card




"The mathematical probability of a common cat doing exactly as it pleases is the one scientific absolute in the world."

                                                                     -----------Lynn M. Osband



Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a fun Halloween shaker card. I made this awhile ago and thought I'd better get it posted before I have to wait until next year!!! EEEEK!!


I absolutely adore bats.  They are my favorite Halloween motif along with pumpkins.  I picked up this sweet little bat from the dollar rack at JoAnn's and heat embossed it up with a Serendipity trick-or-treat bag stamp.

I used a variety of dies for this card:  Sizzix Scalloped Circles, Sizzix Fancy Labels, and Spellbiinders Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses.  I like the scroll work of the black die cut against the orange.....gives it a bit of a gothic feel, I think.  I used some corner scissors for the black background panel. 







In the above photo, you can see my sweet little bat swooping in to go trick-or-treating a bit better.  I wasn't sure if the sequins would hang up on the scrollwork background, so I lined it with an additional piece of my ancient acetate that's been in my stash for years!  That way the sequins are actually between two sheets of smooth acetate.  Other supplies I used include:  DCWV cardstocks and paper, orange Coredinations cardstock base. 

TIP:  When I heat embossed my bat image, I didn't get as complete of coverage as I wanted for a nice solid black bat.  A black Sharpie marker came to the rescue.  I just colored in the parts where needed.  Even in the closeup, I don't think you can tell I fudged a little.

Hope you like my cute-style Halloween card.  I have a spookier one coming up soon.......so waaaaaaatch out!  Boo!!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  Craft Spot by Kimberly Challenge #155 - Too Cute to Spook
2.  DL.ART October Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
3.  Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge #32 - Anything Goes Shaker Cards
4.  Sweet Stamp Challenge Blog - Halloween
5.  Fussy and Fancy Challenge #25 - Orange and Black

31 comments:

ionabunny said...

Very cute bat. Love this shaker. Hugz

Corrie said...

very cute love the cat photo

Brenda "Disney Girl" said...

This turned out fantastic!!! I also like the scroll of the die that you used. Thanks for playing along with us over at Scrapbook Blessings Club.
-Brenda SBC DT

Stampsnob said...

Fun halloween card the bat is super on the shaker box and the die is perfect for this card. .....and the cat is NOT on the table..............Lis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Gail! I was so happy to find a cute bat that did not have fangs that I had to buy the little guy!!! :)

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Corrie!!! I appreciate your visit so much!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Brenda, for your wonderful comment. THANKS, also, for becoming a new follower. Be sure to watch for my next post where I will give you one of my ginormous new-follower smiles!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Lis! Hehehee....cats are experts at finding loopholes in the rules.......and where they can't find one, they claw one open!!

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Janis

Karenladd said...

Oh is this shaker card the cutest project yet!! What a great idea to line the shaker part front and back because I think you're right about the scrollwork catching all the sequins. How frustrating that would be. LOVE that adorable bat with his trick or treat bag and all those beautifully layered die cuts. I have done the same thing with filling in missed embossing spots on images...dab here, dab there...perfect!!

Christy Davis said...

First off, I have to say I love the cat is NOT on the table pic! Too funny! And the bat card is so cute. I can't believe the bargains you find Janis. I need to try my hand at a shaker card and the really cool stair-step card you gave me for my birthday!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Such a fun shaker card!

Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge!

Chris said...

Great shaker card, love the cute little bat! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' for our Halloween Challenge!
Chris
x

Judy Corner said...

What a lovely creation. Delighted to see you joining in with the Challenge at fussy and Fancy and good luck. Judy DT

Gwen said...

Love this! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot!

Cindy said...

Sweet little shaker card! Thanks for joining us at SBC. Cindy-DT

Jo Rice said...

Great card....I do love shaker cards....good to have movement...just perfect for our Fussy and Fancy Challenge. Thanks for sharing it with us and good luck...Jo. X

Camilla said...

Greate halloween shaker Card.

Annette Stapylton said...

What a fabulous Shaker Card I love your design its great.
Thank you for sharing with us here at SBC and best of luck with your entry.
Annette DT

Lynne said...

Cute Shaker Card and love the Halloween Bat theme - thanks for joining us at Scrapbook Blessings Club and good luck!!!
Hugs,
Lynne, DT

Janis said...

Thank you, Karen!!! What would I do without your unswervingly positive comments about my projects??? Sometimes you even find things to love abt my cards that I didn't even notice!! Ha! So glad to have you as a friend!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Christy! I tell you, we NEED to go shopping together sometime! Actually, I don't get to go as often now since I have Little Peach. So glad you liked the card I gave you. :)

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Jeanette!!! I appreciate you stopping by. :)

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Chris!! I just love cute little bats.....esp "eerie"-sistable little fellows like this one!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Judy, for stopping in and leaving your nice comment!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Gwen!! I appreciate your visit!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Cindy!! Your visit and comment mean a lot to me!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

I am really loving shakers, too! I need to make a few more soon!!! Thanks for stopping by!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Camilla!! Please stop in again!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Annette!! I appreciate you taking the time to stop in and leave your kind words.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Lynne!!! Bats are my absolute favorites for Halloween!!!

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Janis

Scrapbook Blessings Club said...

Congrats on making top 3 at Scrapbook Blessings Club!